OUR HISTORY >

The Local 18 is part of The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA). The OPCMIA is a labor union that represents plasterers and cement masons in the construction industry in North America.

As the oldest Building and Construction Trades Union in the United States, the organization traces its roots back to 1864, during the American Civil War, when an organization known variously as the National Plasterer’s Union or the National Plasterers Organization began to unify the various local craft unions that represented workers in the trade.

The new union endorsed the Eight hour day movement while pledging to avoid “unnecessary strikes” and instituted apprentice training and regulations. The union amended its constitution in 1887 to include Canadian workers. Reflecting the fact that its members did more than finish cement, the union changed its name in 1951 to the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association.

Today, the OPCMIA continues to live by the principles upon which it was founded and which will continue to be its strength in the future. As it has been for over a century, the OPCMIA continues to be proud, strong and united.

 
 

EXECUTIVE BOARD >

Business Agent / President

Area 152 Bloomington & Decatur

Scott Nimmo

901 E. Grove, Suite N

Bloomington, IL 61701

O: 309-828-3279

F: 309-829-5626

C: 309-208-1460

EMail: CementMasons18@frontier.com

Business Agent / Vice President

Areas 12 & 206

Bill Stieglitz

400 NE Jefferson, Suite 300

Peoria, IL 61603

O: 309-497-2870

F: 309-497-2873

C: 309-208-1129

EMail: BStieglitzlocal18@yahoo.com

Business Manager / Financial Sec.

Area 539

Mark Winkler

40 Adloff Lane, Suite 6 A

Springfield, IL 62703

O: 217-585-4221

F: 217-585-4222

C: 309-208-1459

EMail: MWinklerLocal18@yahoo.com

Business Agent

Area 544

Montie Schell

101 31th Ave.

Rock Island, IL 61201

O: 309-586-2527

F: 309-786-2559

C: 309-738-0383

EMail: MSchell@mediacombb.net

Business Agent / Recording Sec.

Areas 12, 26, 59, 152 Plasterers

Curtis Harn

400 NE Jefferson, Suite 300

Peoria, IL 61603

O: 309-497-2870

F: 309-497-2873

C: 309-409-5012

EMail: CHarnlocal18@yahoo.com

Sergeant at Arms

Area 12 & 152

Scott Gregory

400 NE Jefferson, Suite 300

Peoria, IL 61603

O: 309-497-2870

F: 309-497-2873

C: 309-363-8849

EMail: SGregoryLocal18@yahoo.com

STAFF >

Apprentice Coordinator (Plasterers)

Area 544 Field Rep

Josh Arnold

101 31th Ave.

Rock Island, IL 61201

O: 309-586-2527

F: 309-786-2559

C: 309-738-8280

Email: JArnoldLocal18@yahoo.com

Apprentice Coordinator

All Cement Masons Areas

Eric Steele

5601 N. Main St

East Peoria, IL 61611

O: 309-966-2475

F: 309-966-2695

C: 309-542-6017

EMail: ESteeleJATF18@yahoo.com

Office

Manager

Natalie Neal

400 NE Jefferson, Suite 300

Peoria, IL 61603

O: 309-497-2870

F: 309-497-2873

EMail: localunion18@att.net

 

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